The Freedom To Intricately Plot

I keep an elaborate calendar for my characters detailing on which dates everything happens. I’m constantly revising this as I go along. It gives me the freedom to intricately plot my story, knowing it will at least hold up on a timeline.

BrainyQuote. 2020. 68 Maria Semple Quotes – Inspirational Quotes At Brainyquote. [online] Available at: <https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/maria-semple-quotes> [Accessed 21 May 2020].

I Write Every Paragraph Four Times

I write every paragraph four times – once to get my meaning down, once to put in anything I have left out, once to take out anything that seems unnecessary, and once to make the whole thing sound as if I had only just thought of it.

A-Z Quotes. 2020. TOP 25 QUOTES BY MARGERY ALLINGHAM | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: <https://www.azquotes.com/author/296-Margery_Allingham> [Accessed 20 May 2020].

An Author Who Cannot Control Her Characters

I believe that an author who cannot control her characters is, like a mother who cannot control her children, not really fit to look after them.

A-Z Quotes. 2020. TOP 25 QUOTES BY MARGERY ALLINGHAM | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: <https://www.azquotes.com/author/296-Margery_Allingham> [Accessed 20 May 2020].

Too Much Time On Your Hands

I don’t believe in writer’s block. Think about it – when you were blocked in college and had to write a paper, didn’t it always manage to fix itself the night before the paper was due? Writer’s block is having too much time on your hands.

BrainyQuote. 2020. 49 Jodi Picoult Quotes – Inspirational Quotes At Brainyquote. [online] Available at: <https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/jodi-picoult-quotes> [Accessed 19 May 2020].